Most of the children are enrolled in public schools in the area. Those who are significantly behind in school, have a very low educational level or have serious behavioral problems continue their schooling directly at CIMA with teachers from the Center for Alternative Basic Education (CEBA).
All the children, who are enrolled in public schools or in CIMA, participate in the leveling classrooms during the week.
These classes have as objectives:
To work with children of different school levels, leveling teachers develop progressive modules adapted to the school level of each one.
Farm, carpentry, clothing and crafts, fabric painting, music, hydroponics, technical initiation and computing. They take place from Monday to Friday. Children schooled abroad study at school in the morning and have leveling in the afternoon, so that only children schooled at CIMA participate in the workshops.
The workshops have as objectives:
Spiritual life plays an important role in the rehabilitation process of children and adolescents.
Although it is not mandatory to be of Christian confession to enter CIMA, daily community prayers are mandatory. They constitute important moments in the life of the home, strengthening the personal development of the children, the learning of values and reinforcing the cohesion between them. Mass outings are also organized on weekends.
Children who wish to receive preparatory talks for the first communion or confirmation
Sport is an activity of greater importance for the personal development of children and adolescents . From Monday to Friday, they have a mandatory hour of sports and on weekends they organize soccer championships.
CIMA also has a library that is well stocked with reference books, literary works, short stories, and school texts.
In addition, other educational or recreational activities are organized on weekends: informative talks and awareness workshops on health and sexuality, artistic activities, events such as celebrations of children’s birthdays, the anniversary of CIMA or the annual meeting of the former residents among others.
Likewise, CIMA has developed links with allied organizations (schools, student groups, associations) that offer specific activities to children, and support CIMA with financial or material donations.
Periodically, the “Talent Afternoon” is also organized, during which children and adolescents can demonstrate their skills in singing, music, poetry, drawings, dance… This event is very important to strengthen the self-esteem of children and adolescents.
Community life implies that children participate in the fulfillment of some tasks for the benefit of all. They are obliged to take care of the cleaning and ordering of their pavilion. In addition, they have to work obligatory hours in the kitchen and on the farm, cultivating the land and raising animals, activities that are used for household consumption.